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Archival management of oral history collections course

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Highland Archive Centre

Bught Rd

Inverness

IV3 5SS

United Kingdom

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Run jointly by the British Library’s oral history department, the Oral History Society and the Archives and Records Association

This day course will be led by Rob Perks and Tom Ruane from the British Library, and covers the practical, technical, legal and ethical issues around the selection, acquisition and description of oral history and other recorded personal testimony and spoken word on multiple audio formats with varying preservation challenges. It will also explore opportunities that oral history-based partnerships offer archives for community engagement. Maximum of twelve participants, only one participant per organisation.

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This course is aimed at archivists and those managing audio archive material.

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09.45-10.00 Welcome & Introductions

10.00-10.20 A brief history of oral history and archiving

10.20-10.45 Audio formats and digital preservation (part I: group work)

10.45-11.00 Break

11.00-12.00 Audio formats and digital preservation (part II)

12.00-12.45 Oral history archiving: legal and ethical issues

12.45-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Recording equipment, workflows, cataloguing, documentation, access

15.00-15.15 Break

15.15-16.30 Working with partner projects (including group work)

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Bught Rd

Inverness

IV3 5SS

United Kingdom

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